What’s Up in the Neighborhood, March 13, 2021

Since last week’s interview with blogger Daniel Nester of the Pine Hills Review was such a success, here’s my next interview. This is with blogger Silvia Lilly, who pens the DelSo blog and contributes to the CivMix blog, both of which are available on my blogroll. Yeah, I’m definitely liking this feature. And I have…

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The Paul Winter Consort can get me through a snowstorm.

So I’m trying to get from the Town and Village to reach downtown Albany this morning. Luckily, I’m riding CDTA, so I’m not driving in this godforsaken frostworld. I tried writing my blog post through my cell phone, but that wasn’t very successful. But as I’m riding to Albany, I’m reminded of a motion picture…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 23 2021

Good morning, everybody. Sadly, as much as I would love to start today’s blog postwith the recaps, I need to address something that happened to one of my fellow former Times Union independent bloggers. For this, I’ll immediately ask you to read Rob Madeo’s “Keyboard Krumbs” blog, “This One’s for the Bloggers.“ Lale Davidson wrote…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 9 2021

Well … we definitely have some solid content from my blogroll contributors, both in the United States and abroad. So let’s not waste time. Especially with the content of some of these bloggers and writers and photographers and storytellers. BLOGS FOR TERRORISM IN WASHINGTON Heather Fazio in the “Girl Gone Smart” blog, “Girl Gone Smart:…

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My 2021 Resolution – Mindfucking with scammers

It’s been happening more frequently. And it’s irritating. In the past, I’ve railed against these companies that are trying to sell me an extended service warranty for my car. Sometimes they call two, three, five times a day. Telling them to go away is useless, they keep returning. Telling my phone company to screen them…

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Live (from 1975), it’s the Manhattan Transfer!

My unabashed love for the vocal harmony quartet Manhattan Transfer began in 1975 with two distinct events – the first was hearing their song “Operator” on Top 40 radio stations, and the second was watching their summer TV variety series. Let me explain. There were several musical talents that would have regular television variety shows…

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Deadliest Catch and the loss of Nick McGlashan

I’ve watched the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch for years. For those not familiar, Deadliest Catch is a docu-series about Alaskan crab fishing. Being a crab fisherman in the Bering Sea is rife with dangers – everything from falling overboard into the icy waters, to getting injured by heavy equipment (with rescue help hours away).…

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